Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
My favorite season of the year is Fall/Autumn. I look forward to wearing cozy sweaters, sitting around a fire outside and taking walks in nature to appreciate the changing leaves and brisk, cool weather. I also look forward to...
It's back to school time for kids and I know that parents all over are looking for healthy, quick and easy ways to put something in their lunch boxes (and maybe even their own) and for good afternoon snacks, too....
Those of you who follow me on social media probably know that I recently attended Halal Fest in Fremont, California and was there to give a culinary demo with Mountain High Yoghurt. I am excited to partner with Mountain...
This is a sponsored recipe post by the Zabiha Halal brand. They provide halal-certified products mentioned in this post.  After three full weeks of fasting, napping, eating, praying, and eating some more, as well as being up all night, so...

Beef Tacos

For those of you who know me as a home cook or who follow my Instagram page of cooking and recipes and food interests in general, you probably know I love a good taco. I think it's one of the...

Sweet Potato Soup

Why is it that sweet potatoes only get love during Thanksgiving around here? They're such a healthy food to incorporate into one's diet and you can make so much more with them than just candied sweet potatoes as a...
My friend and halal industry colleague Sue Labadi and I often mull over the topic of standards in halal as it relates to the future of the halal economy. We talk about everything from what's in our food to how far certification processes...
At this time of year, everyone talks about New Year's resolutions. To top the list, it's usually about getting fit and eating healthier. I think soups are one of the best kinds of dishes you can make at home...
Last month when I was back home in Ohio for a visit, I was able to catch up with family I haven't seen in too long.  I chat them up about the latest happenings in my life, much of which...
Everyone wants snacks, even without celebration days, right?  I'm not a big snacker on a daily basis, but I do like them when I'm at a party, mainly when it takes a little extra time to wait for the...

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